Tune in to catch the complete replay and highlights of the exciting showdown between Servette and AS Roma. This UEFA Europa League 2023/2024 Group G – Matchday 5 clash kicked off at 20:00 GMT on Thursday, November 30, 2023. The match was officiated by Daniel Stefanski from Poland and took place at Stade de Genéve in Geneva. Don’t miss the action!
Servette vs AS Roma Full Match Reports
Servette displayed resilience, securing a draw against AS Roma in the penultimate round of UEFA Europa League (UEL) Group G fixtures. Despite the commendable effort, it proved insufficient to sustain their aspirations for progression to the knockout stage.
In a “win or bust” scenario for Servette, who lagged five points behind Roma at the start of the night, Keigo Tsunemoto’s initiative manifested early on with a compelling shot that forced Mile Svilar into a full-stretch diving save. As expected, Roma found their rhythm and claimed a 22nd-minute lead. Diego Llorente’s run from the right flank, following a sequence of precise passes, culminated in a quick delivery to the marginally onside Lukaku, who fired in from close range.
Shortly after Lukaku narrowly missed the target from Stephan El Shaarawy’s delivery into the box, he found himself in the spotlight for a different reason. He contended that Anthony Baron had illegally brought him down inside the area. However, at halftime, it was Roma cherishing the 1-0 lead more than Servette, especially with Dereck Kutesa’s powerful shot requiring Svilar’s acrobatics to tip it around the post.
Five minutes into the second half, Miroslav Stevanović’s long cross, somewhat speculative in nature, reached Chris Bedia inside the box. Bryan Cristante mistimed his jump, allowing Bedia enough time to adjust and fire through Svilar’s legs for his fifth goal in six outings.
In Moldova, Sheriff orchestrated their comeback against Slavia Prague, propelling Roma to the top at the hour mark despite Servette’s setback. Around this time, Paulo Dybala intensified his assault on the Servette backline, missing crucial chances and testing goalkeeper Jérémy Frick. The opportunity to establish a three-point lead at the group summit hung in the balance.
Yet, a late double for Slavia, coupled with Roma’s inefficiency, nullified the provisional lead. Despite Servette’s ultimate fate, securing a UEFA Europa Conference League knockout playoff round berth, Roma is poised for the corresponding stage of the UEL as group runners-up. This stands unless they triumph on matchday six simultaneously as Slavia succumbs to a now half-motivated Servette—a prospect that appears highly unlikely.
Man of the Match: Chris Bedia (Servette).